Brittany Force bounced back from an aborted effort in Q3 to run the quickest pass of the final session, a 3.742. No one was able to surpass qualifying leader Mike Salinas, whose 3.744 was the second quickest of the session.
Gatornationals champ Richie Crampton, who struggled on his first three runs with a 4.62 best, came to life in the final session with a 3.758 that was third quickest of the round and ranked sixth quickest overall.
Crampton’s teammate, Doug Kalitta, was right behind him with a 3.766 as nine drivers ran in the 3.80s or quicker.
First-round quads (lane choice first):
Mike Salinas vs. Billy Torrence vs. Antron Brown vs. Bye
Steve Torrence vs. Doug Kalitta vs. Terry McMillen vs. Steve Chrisman
Brittany Force vs. Richie Crampton vs. Scott Palmer vs. Cameron Ferre
Leah Pritchett vs. Clay Millican vs. Austin Prock vs. Terry Totten
Final qualifying order